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Dru Yoga and Mindfulness

Dru Yoga

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Dru Yoga Australasia

Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. Dru Yoga is designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, levels of experience and age groups.


With its foundations set firmly in the ancient yogic tradition, Dru Yoga works on body, mind and spirit – improving strength, flexibility and core stability; enhancing positivity; and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating the whole being.

Dru Yoga is heart based, with focus on the flow of energy in the body, positive affirmations and self-empowerment. The approach and development of Dru Yoga incorporates modern scientific developments and healing therapies in the area of personal development, working with emotional wellbeing and mind-body connection. It works with the power of the heart to heal, and the power of the mind to manifest our dreams and goals.

Energy Block Release Sequences (EBR’s) – Dru Yoga uses unique flowing sequences that have been developed specifically to release tension or blocked energy from each part of the body in turn. Each Dru Yoga class will include an EBR during the first part of the class to enhance the flow of energy in the body before focusing on particular postures. This maximises the benefits of posture work for our whole mind-body-energy system. 

The development of Dru Yoga is based on traditional Indian yoga teachings and spiritual principles – its founders were taught by disciples of Mahatma Ghandi. It has been practiced and shared as a yoga style in the west for 40 years. 

Tuning in to what feels right for your body
In Dru Yoga our focus is on asking students to tune in to what feels right for their own body, to give students the opportunity to choose what feels best to them in each moment. We encourage students to listen to their own body without the need to achieve any particular level of physical practice, unless that is what feels best for them. This provides a wonderful opportunity for students to turn their attention inward towards honouring their own body and their own needs. In learning to listen and trust the messages and intuition of our own body, we begin to optimise and balance our nervous system and our mind-body-energy system.

Jon Kabat Zinn, who played a key role in the rise of modern mindfulness described mindfulness as:

“The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”

Mindfulness

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of the present moment – our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations or surrounding environment – with openness and curiosity. It incorporates learning practices and perspectives for how to “be present” in the moment.

Resting our attention in present time experiences can reduce the sense of busyness, stress and anxiety we often find in past or future thoughts.

Mindfulness helps train our attention to be more aware of what is happening in the present moment, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen. We learn to bring greater curiosity to whatever it is we experience.

Brain imaging studies show that mindfulness practice alters the structure and function of the brain to improve the quality of our thoughts and feelings and increases our concern for others. The benefits of mindfulness are well-documented by the research and neuroscience. Practicing mindfulness techniques and bringing them into everyday activities and interactions can improve overall wellbeing.

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